The ushering in of the flagship Safeway store on the corner of Bellevue Way and Northeast Second Street signified both a historical end and a new beginning. As the new store prepared for its grand opening to the public on June 27, the old Safeway located across the street closed its doors after 48 years of business.
Patients are the inspiration behind the design of the Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, which will open July 1. The four-story, 190,000 square-foot medical center will be home to the largest multi-specialty practice in East King County with 125 physicians representing more than 25 medical specialties.
Strong development activity and moderate job growth will fuel Bellevue’s economy over the next several years.
That was the prediction delivered to the City Council Monday by City Budget Manager Jonathan Swift, who said Bellevue’s economic outlook is generally positive, but increased inflation and a slowing of the housing market could dampen growth.
Symetra Financial again has been recognized as a workplace leader for commute reduction.
Commuter Challenge, a non-profit organization devoted to solving Puget Sound transportation issues, named Peg Randles of Symetra as one of the winners of the 2008 Diamond Award for excellence in coordinating employee transportation programs.
Marymoor Park is a magnet for animal lovers — and now there’s a new attraction: A deluxe, self-serve dog wash facility across from the off-leash area and community garden section, also known as the Pea Patch. Entering from West Lake Sammamish Parkway, follow the signs to Wash Spot.
GIS International Group, developer of the one-home-per-floor European Tower project, is holding off groundbreaking plans for its 16-story exclusive high-rise tower in downtown Bellevue in anticipation of bringing the project to market in a better economic climate.
A year and a half ago, Gerding Edlen Development Co. began the demolition of the old Puget Sound Energy headquarters to make way for the twin condominium tower project known as the Bellevue Towers. The Portland firm relocated Scott Eaton to work out of their new Bellevue-based sales office to oversee the eco-friendly towers come to fruition.
Bellevue Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center, located at 14515 NE 20th Street, is enrolling people in free classes for the summer session, which runs from May 27 to July 17. The courses teach people with significant barriers to employment skills needed to find and keep jobs.
Scott Bedbury, marketing guru and author of “A New Brand World,” will keynote the Bellevue Chamber Eastside Business Awards luncheon on May 15. Bedbury has developed some of the world’s most popular and dynamic brands, helping make “Just Do It” part of the global lexicon and tall lattes a part of everyday life for millions.
When Amie Brenner and husband, Kevin, decided to go to Hawaii last year, their biggest fear was how they would manage all the luggage through the airport – along with their three little ones.